What has lead us to Office Spaces?
Living, working, and socializing have all changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These impacts linger, and one in particular is very prevalent. According to Pew Research Center, before the pandemic, out of people who had jobs that could be performed at home or in an office, 23% of those people worked from home. Today, 60% of individuals with the same type of job work from home.
Although working from home has numerous benefits, this trend has left corporate office buildings vacant and coworking spaces unoccupied. Corporate offices are attempting to enhance workplace culture and camaraderie by finding strategies to encourage more frequent attendance.
To draw people looking for a place to work outside of their home, coworking spaces are engaged in an Amenity War. Workplaces are attempting to improve the working environment for employees and encourage them to return to office spaces settings away from their homes, similar to the upgraded amenity offers we are seeing across multifamily buildings.
The ability to get beer and wine on tap via a Table Tap system is one luxury that staff members will surely appreciate. We have recently seen a spike in demand for the use of our technology in corporate offices, coworking spaces, and independent office spaces. Management groups want to be able to provide beer and wine to employees, but in a controlled and appropriate manner.
When serving beer and wine on tap, there are two major issues to be aware of. Particularly when these drinks are provided as a complimentary amenity, there are liabilities and expenses. To address both of these issues, Table Tap has built specific features within our systems.
How it works
Beer and wine for free??? How do you control that? Each worker will be given an RFID card by a member of management staff to use the Table Tap system. To pour a drink, a worker must scan their RFID card at the taps. The taps cannot be accessed without an RFID card. Each RFID card has a daily dispensing limit in ounces assigned to it.
A worker’s RFID card deactivates once they have poured their daily allotment, and they are unable to pour the rest of the day. This feature is crucial to ensure that no employees abuse the system by overindulging and getting drunk. HR won’t have to worry about giving out WUIs (Working under the influence).
Through Table Tap technology, management can also restrict the times of day and days of the week that employees have access to taps. The sales intern, who just graduated from college, probably shouldn’t be drinking at nine in the morning. Taps might only be provided from 3 pm to 6 pm every day, only on Fridays to celebrate a successful week, on Thirsty Thursdays, or on Wednesdays as a treat to get the team over that midweek hump.
Management will be able to control its operational costs for the taps thanks to Table Tap’s capacity to monitor and regulate consumption. Kegs are expensive, and management is responsible for buying them from local suppliers.
Employees would treat themselves to thousands of dollars’ worth of drinks per month if taps were open around the clock with no restrictions. Management can limit consumption with Table Tap technology, which allows them to keep tabs on costs and fixate their operational budget.
Table Tap offers systems that can serve cold brew coffee and kombucha in addition to beer and wine. Millennials, who make up 40% of the workforce, are becoming more and more enamored with cold brew coffee and kombucha. Table Tap has recently created a Pay at the Tap option for these non-alcoholic beverages. This method does away with the requirement for an RFID card. A credit card processor can take the place of our current RFID reader at the taps.
Simple steps include choosing the pour size (full cup or half cup), inserting and paying with a credit card, and tapping a pouring button on the screen. The solution makes it possible for a management team to make revenue from the system.
Table Tap is not anti-remote work. For years, our company operated entirely remotely. We do, however, think that workplaces are more than just a stuffy office. They should ideally be locations where people can complete tasks while also having access to facilities they cannot obtain at home.
If management expects workers to come to the office on a regular basis, then the office should be an enjoyable work environment that offers more advantages than a remote work setting. Table Tap is a unique amenity that quenches workers’ demand for the latest and greatest. Our taps differentiate the workplace, contribute to a positive work environment, and give people a reason to come to the office and work hard.